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TWC News Poll: 51% Agree With Move To Overturn Charlotte's Bathroom Ordinance PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 05:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Though there has been much controversy over House Bill 2's approval by the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory, a new poll shows that 51 percent of registered voters agree with the move to overturn Charlotte's bathroom ordinance.

Time Warner Cable News data shows 40 percent said it was a bad idea and 9 percent weren't sure.

Charlotte's ordinance would have allowed transgendered individuals to use public restrooms, showers, and locker rooms of the gender with which they identify, not their biological sex.

Critics of House Bill 2's passage say it discriminates. Supporters say it is common sense privacy.

When asked if the new law would impact North Carolina's image, the data showed:

-- 23 percent positive effect
-- 46 percent negative effect
-- 26 percent makes no difference
-- 5 percent not sure

The poll can be found at twcnews.com

N.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Civil Liability Ruling Against Congressional District 2 Candidate Greg Brannon PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 05:21

RALEIGH, (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court has upheld jury decisions deciding congressional candidate Greg Brannon gave false or misleading statements while asking people to invest in a now-closed technology company.

Two of three judges on a state Court of Appeals panel rejected Tuesday arguments from Brannon's lawyers that he should get a new trial. A Wake County jury in 2014 concluded Brannon owes two investors more than $250,000 and another $132,000 in attorney fees and court costs.

Brannon is a Cary obstetrician who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2014 and last month. The Republican is now running for Congress in the 2nd District.

A third judge on the panel sided largely with Brannon. Brannon attorney Mark Finkelstein says he expects Brannon will appeal to the state Supreme Court.

N.C. GOP Legal Counsel Releases Letter Addressing Controversy Over Chairman Hasan Harnett PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the controversy continues over the future of state Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett, the legal counsel for the party released a letter addressing details of what led up to the no confidence vote against Harnett by the Central Committee of the party.

The March 31 letter from Tom Stark begins:

"I am writing this letter as a result of many inquiries received by the Republican Party Staff, as well as inquiries directed to me by members of the Central Committee, Executive Committee,
and others concerning various public statements and actions of
Chairman Harnett in recent weeks.  

Let me begin by apologizing to the members of the Executive Committee for keeping you in a vacuum concerning the recent events.  At my advice, the Central Committee
and others have tried to avoid handling this matter in public in order allow a reasoned discussion with Chairman Harnett in private or in closed session of the Committee. The Central Committee has remained largely silent in order to resolve these issues quietly and responsibly without further damage to the Party
The  Chairman  and  his  confederates,  however,  have  chosen  a  different  path.  They  have released numerous  public  statements  that,  in  my  view, contain inappropriate,  vitriolic  and inaccurate
information.  Unfortunately,  these  statements  have  exacerbated  the  situation,  and portrayed the North Carolina Republican Party in a negative manner. As I result, I believe it has become necessary toaddress the situation publicly.

The full letter can be found at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f3100bc5464cbba2f472ddf2c/files/3_31_16_Letter_from_the_General_Counsel.pdf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:00
Phil Berger's Campaign Committee Creates Site Supporting McCrory's HB 2 Action PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 April 2016 06:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Senate Leader Phil Berger's campaign committee has created www.standwithmccrory.com to support Gov. Pat McCrory's signing of House Bill 2, the subject of intense criticism.

The site urges citizens to sign a petition supporting the governor.

"The ACLU and other radical, left-wing special-interest groups are suing North Carolina to create an extreme national mandate forcing women and young girls to share locker rooms and bathrooms with grown men," reads the site.

"Thank NC Governor Pat McCrory and Legislative Leaders for fighting to keep our children safe and passing a common-sense law to stop grown men from sharing locker rooms and bathrooms with young girls."

Critics say the bill, signed into law by the governor, discriminates against transgendered individuals.

The website also presents "The Facts About North Carolina's House Bill 2":

    Protects Women and Young Girls from local laws and extreme groups trying to force them to use the same bathrooms and locker rooms as men

    Protects Individual Rights by adding statewide anti-discrimination, safety, and privacy laws.

    Protects Businesses and the Taxpayers from the overreach of radical local policies and implements statewide discrimination protections that are stronger than federal law.


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